Land Registry Detail of Properties


Overview

The Land Registry is an official source of property ownership, and the documents prepared by them provide all the detail you need to establish the full extent of any property registered with them.


Documents Held by the Land Registry

The following documents are held by the Land Registry and are available to purchase through our website. The list below describes the type of detail held by each Land Registry document:

Title Register

The Title Register is one of the two main documents of Title. It is divided into three sections.

A Section

The first section is known as the A : Property Register, and it describes the property that has been registered, i.e. its address or land description and directs you to obtain more detail from the Title Plan. it will state whether the property is freehold or leasehold and will provide details of any easements that benefit the property, such as a right of way over an adjoining property.

If the property is leasehold it will provide short particulars of the lease under which it is held, such as the date it was created and for how long it will subsist. This is useful if you need to know how long is left on your lease.

B Section

The second section is known as the B: Proprietorship Register. This part of the Register provides details of the ownership, any restrictions on selling the property, and the class of Title. In this section you will find the owner’s contact details (name and address. The email address is also shown if the owner has asked it to be). The purchase price is shown if the property was purchased after April 2000.

If the property is owned as a tenancy in common this is where a Restriction on selling the property would be shown.

The class of Title, in the case of a freehold property would be either a Title Absolute, a Possessory Title or a Qualified Title. The best Title is an Absolute Title, but there are circumstances where you might be given one of the lesser Titles, and this is where that would be shown.

C Section

The Third section of the Title Register is known as the C: Charges Register. It contains details of charges that affect the property. These may be financial charges such as a mortgage or may be Restrictive Covenants that prevent you from dealing with the land in a certain way, e.g. not to use it in such a way that it would cause a nuisance.


Title Plan

The Title Plan is other main document of Title. The detail that is shown will depend on whether it is an urban property or a rural property. Urban properties have a Plan scale of 1:1250, and rural properties have a scale of 1:2500. Remote rural properties may be at a scale of 1:5000 or 1:10000.

The property will be shown in relation to adjoining properties so that it is easily identifiable. It will be edged in red for instant recognition. Sometimes part of a garden or garage may appear as a separate island of land edged in red, where it is not attached to the main property. Where part of the property is affected by easements or restrictive covenants that part will be highlighted in various colours to make it plain as to which parts are affected. Some plans contain many coloured markings because of the number of different covenants and easements affecting different parts of it.


Prior Copies of the Title Register or Title Plan

Prior Copies of the Title Register and Title Plan can be obtained back to 1993, or the date of first registration if later. The detail provided in them is as above, but for an earlier period where the ownership and/or mortgage information will differ.


Conveyancing Deeds

Many of the properties registered at the Land Registry will also have copies of some of their Conveyancing Deeds held digitally. These are usually Deeds which hold even more detail of properties held at the Land Registry, e.g. where a property has a long list of detailed Restrictive Covenants. In such a case the Title Register may not include all the detail but instead refer to a copy of the Deed that has been retained digitally, and which can be purchased from them.


Lease

Where a property has a leasehold tenure the Land Registry will have a copy of its Lease. This is regarded as a third Document of Title and is always required with the Title Register and Title Plan when a property is being sold.

The Lease is the most detailed of all the Land Registry documents and provides details of the numerous covenants and easements benefitting and burdening the property. Most Leases also contain a detailed Lease Plan.


Day List

The Land Registry Day List provides details of new applications received by them. This includes the date the application was received, the type of application, who sent it to them, and the status of the application. The latter is important to customers who have been waiting a long time for their registration to be completed. This is because one of the main causes of delay in completing a registration is the Land Registry’s request to the solicitors to provide missing detail or documents or to provide explanations. These often go unanswered or their answers are delayed. Details of this will be provided in the Day List, and the customer can then speak to their solicitors and ask them to deal with the Land Registry’s request.


Title Register

The Land Registry Title Register holds data relating to the property ownership, purchase price, mortgage, tenure, covenants, rights of way, leases and class of title.

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Title Plan

The Title Plan shows an outline of the property and its immediate neighbourhood, and uses colours to identify rights of way, general boundaries and land affected by covenants.

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Prior Copies

The Lease and its Lease Plan usually form one document and are both provided for the one fee. They are very useful in resolving disputes, particularly with car parking and other shared areas.

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